The US Department of State officially congratulated Stevo Pendarovski on winning the 2019 presidential election in Macedonia and being elected new President of the state. “We commend the citizens of North Macedonia who exercised their right to vote. The elections were peaceful and competitive, and the outcome represented the will of the people. We welcome the OSCE’s preliminary report on the elections. We look forward to working with President-elect Pendarovski, the government, and all political parties as North Macedonia prepares to become the 30th member of the NATO Alliance and advances its future in the EU,” writes the statement of the US State Department.